Varsity football started on a high with all teams looking to make a good first impression, as kickoff began on Thursday afternoon.
The University of Free-state (UFS) went against the University of the Western Cape (UWC), starting kickoff with a close call win of 3-2, against the UWC.
FNB Player of the Match: Dylan O’Brien (UFS)
Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match:Nelson Chauke (UFS)
MTN Pulse Moment of Brilliance: Dylan O’Brien (UFS)
TUT vs UP-Tuks
The Tswane University of Technology (TUT) wouldn’t let the Univeristy of Pretoria claim victory as they managed to tackle the Univeristy of Pretoria (UP-Tuks) to a 1-0 at their home grounds.
FNB Player of the Match: Brian Tshoba (TUT)
Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Saver: Sikhumbuzo Ncube (TUT)
MTN Connector: Jurgen Booysen (UP-Tuks)
UJ vs CUT
The univeristy of Johannesburg (UJ) were confident enough to take on the Central University of Technology (CUT) at the CUT Stadium. UJ ended victorious with 1-0 score against CUT.
FNB Player of the Match: Thabang Lebese (UJ)
Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match: Alan Mabuza (UJ)
MTN Pulse Moment of Brilliance: Mpho Molwatse (CUT)
NMU vs UKZN
The Nelson Mandela University was playing at their home ground and made their fans proud, as they made their home ground an advantage leading up to a 2-1 victory against the University of Kwa-zulu Natal (UKZN).
FNB Player of the Match: Simphiwe Mlangeni (NWU)
Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match: Kagiso Ramadivhane (NWU)
Varsity Cup, round 4
Varsity Cup teams have now reached the fourth round after an intense three rounds of matches. Leading on the log is the FNB Tuks with 15 points, one point ahead of the FNB Ikeys.
All four matches are set to take place on the 24th at 19:00, playing it out at the Tuks Stadium, Wits Rugby Stadium, UWC Stadium, and CUT Rugby Stadium.
Varsity Cup 2020
Varsity Cup gears up to start 2020. With 12 rounds of exiting matches, and nine teams to take it to the field yet again to battle for the top spot.
Round 1 starts today with the FNB UP-Tuks to play against FNB NWU at the Tuks staduim at 16:45 CAT.
WOMEN’S varsity basket ball to debut this year
Basket ball, a sport not that familiar on South African grounds to make it’s debut this year. This time around it’ll be women holding it down on varsity courts.
Wits Women’s captain Danja Lunnemann sees the potential of varsity basket to grow and develop basket ball in South Africa as well as women’s basketball within the country.
“Varsity Basketball is such a great platform for women to showoff their talent in never-ending fight to have women up there too at the same time. I’m just glad the women’s Varsity Basketball league had to wait only one year after the first ever men’s competition. We’re so excited to show off our talent and play the sport we love”, Lunnemann said.
Lunnemann said further said that, “Varsity ball is important because it adds extra growth to the development of basketball in South Africa generally. Varsity Basketball will show South Africa that there’s more talent out there. This is a great stepping stone to grow basketball in South Africa.”
Broadening the sports horizon is very important and to see how inclusive sports has become over the years, women are now given a platform to represent women in sports within South Africa.
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